Position Paper: Strengthening ASEAN’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout and Economic Recovery

The CABC, in collaboration with our Patron Member Manulife, released a position paper on Vaccine Rollouts and the COVID-19 Recovery in ASEAN. This paper incorporates the insights of the Canadian private sector to offer key recommendations on how ASEAN can improve its multilateral vaccination efforts - which is essential for the safe re-opening [...]

Position Paper: Strengthening ASEAN’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout and Economic Recovery2021-12-01T16:27:41+08:00

Press Release: Canada and ASEAN Announce the Launch of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Canada and ASEAN Launch Official Negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) at the 10th AEM-Canada Consultations The Canada-ASEAN Business Council is delighted to share that Canada and ASEAN have agreed agreed to launch the negotiations for an ASEAN-Canada FTA to proceed with negotiations toward a comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on November 17th, [...]

Press Release: Canada and ASEAN Announce the Launch of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA)2021-11-17T16:58:51+08:00

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Speaks at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS) 2021

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discusses Canada's plans to deepen the relationship with ASEAN during his keynote address at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS) 2021. "As we finish the fight against COVID-19, deepening our ties with ASEAN economies and diversifying trade across the Asia-Pacific will play a crucial role in our recovery. [...]

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Speaks at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS) 20212021-10-27T08:51:35+08:00

2021 Canadian Election: Where do the leading parties stand on Canada-ASEAN relations?

The Liberal Party of Canada The Liberal Party of Canada, if re-elected, will continue its mission to drive more free trade between Canada and ASEAN. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been a champion for shifting Canada’s trade agenda towards Southeast Asia, as well as progressing on a potential Canada-ASEAN free trade agreement (FTA). Canada [...]

2021 Canadian Election: Where do the leading parties stand on Canada-ASEAN relations?2021-09-13T13:37:07+08:00

Canada’s signature solution to maximize public sector investments

By Bobby Kwon, President and CEO of the Canadian Commercial Corporation All governments around the world are forever faced with having to solve more problems than the available means allow. And in today’s globalized marketplace, the best solutions often require international expertise. Fortunately, there is a Canadian solution for government decision-makers everywhere to maximize [...]

Canada’s signature solution to maximize public sector investments2021-07-30T10:11:52+08:00

Canada-Indonesia Blog Series 2021: Part 2-Canada-Indonesia Trade Relationship

Part 1-An Introduction to Indonesia & its Economy Part 2 - Canada-Indonesia Trade Relationship Trade between the two countries totalled CAD$3.7 billion in 2019 while Canadian foreign direct investment in Indonesia during the year was CAD$3 billion. Indonesia also remains the second largest destination for Canadian investment in the ASEAN region. Despite the huge [...]

Canada-Indonesia Blog Series 2021: Part 2-Canada-Indonesia Trade Relationship2021-07-28T14:28:21+08:00

Canada-Indonesia Blog Series 2021: Part 1-An Introduction to Indonesia & its Economy

The recent news that Canada and Indonesia have launched negotiations on a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) is good news not just for Canadian companies who will gain access to a huge and growing market or Canadian consumers who gain access to new goods, but also to those people who are concerned about growing [...]

Canada-Indonesia Blog Series 2021: Part 1-An Introduction to Indonesia & its Economy2021-07-23T09:57:44+08:00

Vietnam should play a major part in Canada’s Indo-Pacific strategy

Canada and Vietnam have shared a longstanding relationship based on trade, development and immigration. Over the past several years, this relationship has deepened considerably. With Vietnam’s new national leadership put in place for 2021 to 2026, the Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC) urges Canada to secure its economic interests with Vietnam as a key tenet [...]

Vietnam should play a major part in Canada’s Indo-Pacific strategy2021-06-21T09:43:15+08:00

CABC 2021 Annual General Meeting

On March 31st, 2021, the CABC was pleased to host its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and welcomed 65 representatives from CABC Members and partners across Canada and the ASEAN region. Promising Economic Recovery in 2021 Despite the unprecedented challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, there is a shared sense of optimism [...]

CABC 2021 Annual General Meeting2021-04-01T11:34:00+08:00

Canada begins public consultations on joining the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (Closing Date: 3 May 2021)

“Advancing Canada's participation in global digital trade and e-commerce will ensure that more Canadians have access to the benefits and opportunities that flow from international trade and investment. Joining the DEPA would help Canadian businesses benefit from digital trade and adapt to emerging technologies.” - Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and [...]

Canada begins public consultations on joining the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (Closing Date: 3 May 2021)2021-03-30T07:12:23+08:00